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"Girls" (HBO TV show) is a comedy series created by and starring Lena Dunham ("Tiny Furniture"). The show is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna are trying to figure life out. They've been living in New York for a couple of years, but they're still not sure what they want — from boys, from each other, from themselves. And things aren't getting any clearer.

In addition to Dunham, the cast of "Girls" includes Jemima Kirke ("Tiny Furniture"), Allison Williams ("American Dreams"), Zosia Mamet ("Mad Men") and Adam Driver ("Angels in America" on Broadway, HBO's "You Don't Know Jack"). Recurring guest stars include Chris Abbott ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") and Alex Karpovsky ("Tiny Furniture").

Guest stars on "Girls" include Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari as Hannah's parents, as well as Mike Birbiglia, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Imperioli, James LeGros, Richard Masur, Bobby Moynihan, Chris O'Dowd, Lou Taylor Pucci, Andrew Rannells, Jenny Slate and Jorma Taccone.

Season 2

Hannah is seeing a new guy, but still feels responsible for Adam, her bed-ridden ex, as he recovers from the fateful accident that ended season one. Disappointed at work, the recently single Marnie needs the support of her best friend and former roommate, yet the distance between them seems greater than ever. Jessa returns from her honeymoon, ready to plant new ideas in Hannah's head. Newly experienced, Shoshanna struggles to navigate the challenges of a shaky relationship with Ray.

Guest stars on "Girls" Season 2 include Chris Abbott ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") as Marnie's ex, Charlie; Andrew Rannells ("The New Normal") as Hannah's roommate, Elijah; Donald Glover ("Community") as Sandy; Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as Jessa's husband, Thomas-John; Rita Wilson ("It's Complicated") as Marnie's mother; and Jorma Taccone ("Saturday Night Live") as artist Booth Jonathan, plus Rosanna Arquette ("Desperately Seeking Susan"), Carol Kane ("Annie Hall"), John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") and Patrick Wilson ("Little Children") later in the season.

Season 3

Hannah has settled into newfound domesticity with Adam, and is rehabilitating her writing career. Marnie is recovering from her traumatic breakup with Charlie and working to achieve the life she feels she deserves. Nearing graduation, the newly single Shoshanna is trying to strike a healthy balance between partying and school. And Jessa continues to disrupt the lives of everyone around her.

Guest stars on the third season include Richard E. Grant ("Doctor Who") as Jessa's new friend; Rita Wilson ("It's Complicated") as Marnie's mother; John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") as Hannah's editor; Gaby Hoffman ("You Can Count on Me") as Adam's sister; Debra Monk ("Damages") as Dr. Sterns; Shiri Appleby ("Chicago Fire") as Natalia, Adam's ex; Danielle Brooks ("Orange Is the New Black") as Laura; Amy Schumer ("Inside Amy Schumer") as Angie; Bob Balaban (HBO's "Family Tree") as Dr. Rice; Colin Quinn ("Colin Quinn Long Story Short") as Hermie; and Andrew Rannells ("The New Normal") as Elijah.

In 2012, "Girls" won an Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. The series also received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham).

In addition, the show was nominated for Writers Guild of America awards in the New Series and Comedy Series categories (Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman and Dan Sterling).

Season 4

Hannah has left New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop, hoping to become a more serious writer, while facing uncertainty in her relationship with Adam. Back in the city, Marnie is pursuing a music career, trying to balance her personal and professional relationship with Desi. New graduate Shoshanna is interviewing for jobs and struggling to sort out her relationship with Ray. And Jessa is trying sobriety through AA, but her knack for creating drama is undiminished.

Returning guest stars for the fourth season include Rita Wilson as Marnie's mother; Peter Scolari and Becky Ann Baker as Hannah's parents; Jon Glaser as Laird; Gaby Hoffman as Adam's sister, Caroline; Louise Lasser as Beedie; and Bob Balaban as Dr. Rice

New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer and Anthony Edwards as Shoshanna's parents; Natasha Lyonne as Rickie; Gillian Jacobs as Mimi-Rose Howard; Marc Maron as Ted; Zachary Quinto as Ace; Jason Ritter as Scott; Maude Apatow as Cleo; and Spike Jonze as Marcos.

In 2014, the series received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Adam Driver). In September 2012, "Girls" won an Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

The series has just been nominated for 2015 Golden Globe Awards in the categories of Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical (Lena Dunham), and was nominated in the same categories for 2014. In January 2013, "Girls" was the only HBO series to be honored at the Golden Globe Awards, winning awards in the same two categories.

HBO's "Girls" is executive produced by Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress and Bruce Eric Kaplan; co-executive producer, Murray Miller.


Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: April 15, 2012
Seasons: 5
Production Company: Apatow Productions

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